Make sure you see an eye doctor (opthalmologist). The solumdedrol is usually done at home. When I have to do it, I go to an infusion center and get an IV that stays in for the next five days. Then I set up the infusion there at the center with a nurses instructions, they want you to prove that you can manage this. Then you sit and wait; takes about
two hours. They observe you for any issues/drama. I have never had any. Once you have done the first infusion, you can go on home. You take a happy bag of solumedrol home and you do the next four at home yoursef. They show you how to flush with saline before you start and flush with heprin when you are done. If you have any problems, you call the infusion nurse.
Get a hold of me if you have to do the solumedrol. There are some decent side effects you are going to want to be ready for.
My eye hurt all of the time and hurt more when I moved it. You, again, have prefectly described it. I am sorry! I would be very surprised to hear that you DON'T have Optic Neuritis.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.